Christopher Johnston QC > Chambers of Angus Moon QC and Michael Horne QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Angus Moon QC and Michael Horne QC
Serjeants' Inn Chambers
85 FLEET STREET
LONDON
EC4Y 1AE
England

Position

Christopher Johnston QC was called to the Bar in 1990 and took silk in 2011. Chris is a top flight medical silk. He heads Chambers’ award-winning clinical negligence team. A recognised leader in the field of product liability, he is a team player with extensive experience of large class actions. He edits a seminal medical ethics book. An earlier edition notes that he is “a very, very clever man. Exceptionally bright and capable. A super brain and a nice man too.” Please visit the Serjeants’ Inn website for his profile, which sets out full details of his practice including relevant work of note.

Career

Called 1990; Silk 2011. Worked for Los Angeles law firm 1988; appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) by the Attorney General; appointed head of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers clinical negligence and healthcare team, 2010. Publications of note: ‘Publication of Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law’, 2001; ‘Publication of Second Edition of Medical Treatment Decisions and the Law’, 2010.

Memberships

Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA Law, 1st).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Johnston QCSerjeants’ Inn ChambersHas an excellent eye for detail.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher Johnston QCSerjeants’ Inn ChambersA truly brilliant advocate, always on top of the detail and approachable with a very easy manner.

Fielding a ‘vast array of gifted advocates with a wealth of experience‘, ‘pre-eminent‘ set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is known for the ‘wide range of experience on offer‘, as well as ‘frequent involvement in seminal cases‘. Christopher Johnston QC and Claire Watson appeared for the claimant in the Supreme Court in the ground-breaking case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, which changed the law on recovery of damages for surrogacy claims. Angus Moon QC continues to be instructed in a series of ground-breaking cases involving claims by killers against health trusts, following his success in the test case of Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust. Also of note, ‘go-to‘ silk Michael Mylonas QC is praised for his ‘excellent teamwork with solicitors‘ and top junior Heidi Knight is described as a ‘unique combination of exceptional brains combined with exceptional interpersonal skills‘.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Johnston QCSerjeants’ Inn ChambersTremendous preparation and attention to detail. Very good strategic mind. Chris has a great ability to focus on the key issues you need to be successful and win your case.

The ‘very well resourced and organised‘ Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is instructed in class actions – predominantly in the medical devices and pharmaceutical field – primarily on the claimants’ side. Christopher Johnston QC and Heidi Knight have been kept busy being instructed in various litigation proceedings in connection with metal-on-metal hips claims. Furthermore, Eloise Power is acting for claimants in the Oculentis litigation.